Blackboard Jungle (1955) Classic Movie Review 35

Blackboard Jungle (1955)

  Today we have the third of our back to school movies and it is the first of its kind. Today’s film is Blackboard Jungle (1955). When this film was released it shocked a post-war American audience. Glenn Ford does a great job in this role and it surprised me…

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Sidney Poitier – The Cool Cat from Cat Island

Sidney Poitier in The Long Ships (1964)

Sidney Poitier became a stage actor after moving from Cat Island in the Bahamas and serving time in the Army. By 1949 he was so respected that he was offered a role in No Way Out (1950) directed by Darryl F. Zanuck. In this film, Poitier is playing a black doctor…

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To Sir, With Love (1967) Classic Movie Review 34

To Sir, With Love (1967)

To Sir, With Love (1967) is one of the great teacher/student films. Following in the spirit of Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) Sidney Poitier is masterful as the novice teacher. Rough Script To Sir, With Love 1967 Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to…

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The Bedford Incident (1965) Classic Movie Review 27

The Bedford Incident (1965)

The Bedford Incident (1965) is a first rate Cold War drama with Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier. This submarine versus destroyer battle is like a chess match with a surprise ending. Rough Script The Bedford Incident (1965) Welcome to Episode 27 The Bedford Incident (1965). This is a great Cold…

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The Long Ships (1964) Classic Movie Review 23

The Long Ships (1964)

Welcome to Episode 22 – The Long Ships (1964). We are still following the Lionel Jeffries line. This movie is about Vikings so I love it no matter what. With big stars such as Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier, it’s hard to go wrong. But they did seem to go…

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Band of Angels (1957) Classic Movie Review 14

Band of Angels (1957)

Band of Angels 1957 is a quite enjoyable Civil War yarn with Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier. Band of Angels (1957) I’m continuing on the Patric Knowles lines that I first picked-up in Episode 2 –Chisum (1970). I was a little surprised when I dived into the credits…

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